Commonwealth Consolidated Regulations

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             (1)  In these Regulations:

"Act" means the Product Stewardship (Oil) Act 2000 .

"base oil" means an oil that is free from contaminants or additives and to which other substances may be added for a particular application.

"independent laboratory" means a laboratory that:

                     (a)  is independent of the person making the claim for product stewardship (oil) benefit; and

                     (b)  operates at arm's length from the person; and

                     (c)  has appropriate facilities, resources and expertise to conduct the tests necessary for the purposes of Schedule 1.

"re-refined--" see subregulation (2).

             (2)  For the purposes of these Regulations, a used oil has been re-refined if it has been restored to the condition of a base oil:

                     (a)  by either:

                              (i)  thin film evaporation; or

                             (ii)  vacuum distillation;

                            followed by either:

                            (iii)  solvent extraction; or

                            (iv)  hydrofinishing; or

                     (b)  by another process approved for this subregulation by the Minister as being:

                              (i)  consistent with the objects of the Act; and

                             (ii)  similar in purpose and effect to the processes mentioned in paragraph (a).


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